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Son Volt

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Steve Earle and the Dukes at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 10/14/13

    Do you like Steve Earle? Were you able to see Steve Earle and the Dukes last night at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts but for some reason did not attend? If you considered it but decided to spend the night as a couch potato instead, go ahead and cry. Let those tears flow 'cause you reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Tucker Woodbury and Charlie Levy Bringing Country Joint The Western to Scottsdale

    There's certainly no dearth of hangouts in the Valley where cowboys, cowgirls, or anyone else sporting a western shirt can down something tall and strong, get in some two-stepping action, or just hear some ol' fashioned daggum country music, pardner. Off the top of our heads, we can name close to tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Five Great Lost Albums

    By Mark Keresman Brian Eno was quoted as saying, "The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band." Rock history is filled with bands and albums that were somewhat unappreciated in their time yet occupy an enviable (by some people, at any rate) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Death Cab's Ben Gibbard, Son Volt's Jay Farrar Team Up For Kerouac Project

    ​When Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard takes up a solo project the results can be stellar -- just look at The Postal Service. So his newest project, a team effort with Son Volt's Jay Farrar (read an extended Q&A with Jay from earlier this summer here), is pretty intriguing. The pair recorded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Q&A: Dare I Ask Son Volt's Jay Farrar About The New Wilco Record?

    Jay Farrar spends a lot of time talking about the old days. Not just because his band, Son Volt, draws heavily from traditional American roots music. Also not just because his old band, Uncle Tupelo, pretty much invented the "alt-country" genre - though Farrar been known to bristle at the term.No, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    July 14 In Blogs: Dennis Gilman, Paper Heart, Josh Herbert, and Jan Brewer

    In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: David Irving's Holocaust Denial Wing-Ding YouTubed by Dennis Gilman Up on the Sun: Geek Beat: S ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Just Announced: Son Volt at Mesa Arts Center

    Sadly, Phoenix is not getting Wilco this summer, as the band decided to take their extraordinary show to Tucson, but we're getting a pretty good consolation prize in Son Volt/Cowboy Junkies at the Mesa Arts Center on July 14. Tickets go on sale May 5 and will cost $40/$35. Old-timey alt-country fans ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    Alt of the Earth

    Indie songsmith's tunes ring true blue

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Son Volt

    The Search
    (Red Int/Red Ink)

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Morning Wormwood

    Wormwood Brothers This local self-described "dustcore" outfit called Wormwood Brothers sent me a beautiful little track called "Trigger Happy" that reminds me of shoegazers with a taste for y'all-ternative bands like Wilco, Son Volt, and their ilk. It's pretty fucking melancholy, as are the other t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2005
  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Lucero

    The Bakersfield school

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    No Depression – Revisited

    The reissue of Uncle Tupelo's albums offers the world a chance to ponder how 'alt-country' got started

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Original Soundtrack

    The Slaughter Rule (Bloodshot Records)

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Off the 'Mats

    No, the Replacements aren't getting back together. Yet.

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Working Drone

    Jay Farrar secures his place as an alt-country icon and returns to form with a new solo album

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Split Lip Rayfield

    Never Make it Home(Bloodshot Records)

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Various Artists

    Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Pinetop Seven

    Bringing Home the Last Great Strike (Self Help/Truckstop)

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Lou Ford

    Alan Freed's Radio (Headhunter/Cargo)

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Twang and Bang

    A highly anticipated new release and a promising alt-country pairing head this week's happenings

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Truckers on Speed

    No Sense in Runnin'
    (self-released)

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Plain Folk

    Roger McGuinn, still a Byrd man, doesn't wanna be a rock 'n' roll star

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Austin, We Have a Problem!

    What happens when you cram too much music into one city and two pairs of eardrums? Nothing, if you move too fast to hear it all.

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    War in Peace

    Skip Spence made one brilliant album, then spent the next 30 years dying in obscurity. Now, a new tribute album is giving him life again.

  • Music

    August 12, 1999
  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Tupelo Honey

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy sinks his Summer Teeth into the sugary pop he was always meant to play

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Critical Mass

    A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Shooting Star

    Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.

  • Calendar

    September 4, 1997
  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Still Waters

    Son Volt's Jay Farrar doesn't waste his words

  • Calendar

    July 17, 1997
  • Calendar

    May 8, 1997
  • Music

    February 13, 1997
  • Music

    January 9, 1997
  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    Tune Town

    Your guide to H.O.R.D.E. White-boy dreads and a hemp-cloth hacky sack are recommended, but no longer required.

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    The Rebirth of Emmylou Harris

    The vocalist reinvents herself on a new album

  • Calendar

    March 14, 1996
  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    American Son

    Uncle Tupelo passed away, butheartland rocker JayFarrar has plugged backin with Son Volt

  • Calendar

    November 30, 1995
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